This is my intense pleasure to introduce you with my first event “MozBird 2013” as an organizer which is organized in Bhiwandi at "G.M.Momin Women's College" to empower women and her presence in FOSS world!
After attending different events organized in Pune, it is my pleasure to introduce such an event at my hometown and what could be better place than introducing it in a college from where I graduated. This event is purposely organized in a women's college in order to get more and more invitees for the WoMoz community. Bhiwandi is a place, where you may find many tech-savy peoples who when introduced to the FOSS world, may create wonders.
The event was divided in two slots. The morning slot contains introductory topics to make the attendees familiar about the history of Mozilla, its goals and mission and different projects where they can contribute and become a part of this global community. I included all the topics but my main focus was on Webmaker and WoMoz. I tried to make attendees familiar with different webmaker projects and tools. So in the first slot , i taught the participants about the different tools like x-ray goggles, thimble and pop-corn. I taught them how they can use the power of web. The attendees was totally new to the FOSS world and it was really surprising, to see alot of women are intrested for joining Mozilla Community.
So in the afternoon slot, I had conducted the hands-on session for the attendees on Webmaker where, attendees created different projects using thimble. For me it was like an achievement . Later i came to my favourite topic “WoMoz”, i explained the attendees about the Womoz participation and how they can get involved into it. I explained them about “Firefox Student Ambassador Programme” and how they can show their contribution. This really gives me a pleasure of seeing women’s enthusiasm in FOSS world.
This was really a fruitful and enchanting event where women’s participation could be enhanced in Mozilla and FOSS world. At the end, all the attendees had rewarded with the swag and they all want to have such kind of Mozilla Events in future too.
You can find the event realted links and description in the following Url:
Etherpad Url: https://etherpad.mozilla.org/mozbird13
Facebook Url: https://www.facebook.com/events/155651297953637/
Slideshare Url: http://www.slideshare.net/khansara9419/mozbird13
Flicker Url: http://www.flickr.com/photos/97805013@N08/
Reps Portal: https://reps.mozilla.org/e/mozbird-2013/